Professor Cast believes that change might just be what you need right now to progress your career further.
Surveys show that as many as 50% of the working population in different countries actively consider to change jobs when the world opens up. A central reason can be feeling stuck in a rut.
Prof. Carter Cast is clinical professor of entrepreneurship at Kellogg school of Business and operating partner for Pritzker Group Venture Capital. He points to what can make us move forward from feeling stuck in our careers.
- Ask for feedback.
We often have “blind spots” of where we could improve. Start with asking people one thing you do well, and one thing you could do better. Getting more self aware of where you excel and where you don’t can help you understand your current patterns.
2. Look out for a misalignment between your job and your personal values or motives.
Start with what is important to you (values), and what gives you energy (motives). These two things need to be “synced” to your job. If not, you simply won´t be set up for maximum success in your current line of work.
3. Move out of your comfort zone.
Many of us don´t like change and prefer the status quo. The last year has led to a lot of adjustments, but changes will continue after Covid, too. Flip the topic on its head and focus on the benefits we have now compared to the past. Perhaps you can use them as a catalyst towards getting out of your comfort zone.
Prof. Cast has a clear, overall message:
Fear and ego are two of the major elements holding us back. So find some alone time during the day where you can reflect on how you are approaching the steps above.
It´s about finding your own way forward!
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